Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles and in nitrocans. Also Nitro Keg on Tap
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007.
Ingredients: Pale ale and crystal malt, chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggle and Goldings hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence.
Chocolate malt and real dark chocolate are combined with Young's award winning rich, full flavoured dark beer to craft a satisfyingly indulgent, but never overly sweet experience.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyunker1 (23) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Nirto cans...very good appearance, head, very smooth taste. Always have some in the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (109) - - NOV 28, 2014
A black chocolate stout with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, much chocolate. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Ok beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (10) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On nitro tap, had this twice in a couple of days. Strangely, on the 2nd visit, this seemed to lack all the chocolatey goodness - to the point where my gf and I both questioned and received samplers of this and other stouts on tap to compare. Seems others have noted some inconsistencies as well. Anyhow, I love chocolate and I love stout, so this really puts it together well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (581) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Mřrk i utseendet, medium skum. Aromaen er humle og sjokolade. Smaken samme. Tynn/medium konsistens

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (183) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a glass. Pours a dark brown/black with a tan frothy head. Aroma consists of dark chocolate, mocha, regular chocolate, alcohol, and yeast. Taste is overwhelmingly dark chocolate that stays dry on the tongue. Tastes like I am drinking melted Hershey’s special dark bars. Thin bodied with moderate carbonation and a slick mouth feel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hippiemusic (46) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
What can you say that’s bad. I get a roasted aroma, rich deep black color, and a beautiful bakers chocolate taste. Wonderful desert brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (514) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour with a creamy brown head, Chocolate malt taste and aroma, Very nice smooth stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (864) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a dark black with thin tan head that lasts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, smoke, dark fruit and some hops. Similar aroma. Has a full, creamy, body with a slight bitter finish. Easy to drink and well worth having again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1066) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el momento en la internacional el 12-06-2014. color negro con espuma oscura persistente. Aromas y sabores suaves a maltas ligeramente tostadas y con cacao y chocolate. Solo al coger temperatura se aprecia algo mas de intensidad. Cuerpo ligero bastante fácil de beber con 5.2 vol. Normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (274) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
330ml bottle at "Pantip suites" hotel in Bangkok. 5,2%. Pours a brownish to beige head with light roast malt to no aroma. Black body. Managed balance with moderately roasted malt, very little bitterness and warmth and still some sweet and chocolate taste. Quite good for a low ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruprecht_007 (633) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
Barva: černá, pěna nevysoká, ale držící. Vůně: hořká čokoláda. Chuť: nádherný nástup hořké čokolády se stopou kávy, hořkost nádherně vystupuje na patře, jemný chmelový dozvuk. Plné tělo, přiměřený říz a parádní pitelnost. Výborý stout

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